IDM Community – July 2, 2019


Jennifer gets a new lease on life!

Fasting vs Starving

Coach Nadia Pateguana outlines the clear difference

There’s a bit of confusing between “fasting” and “starving.”

Some people may think both are the same but, in fact, they are quite different. For one, fasting is a voluntary practice of completely abstaining from food for a period of time, whereas starving is often imposed or an involuntary act.

Proper fasting is done “intermittently,” as in alternate day fasts or even more prolonged fasts of two days or more. If done properly, fasting can have many great benefits.

In between fasting periods, people are encouraged to “feast” properly or, in other words, eat their choice of foods (preferably whole foods) until they are full.

Starving, on the other hand, is most often done “consistently,” where people eat small amounts of food when available or as imposed by the “eat less, move more” approach that’s also known as CICO (calories in, calories out). When people forcibly eat small amounts of calories because they are on a “diet,” they feel hungry and are, in fact, “starving” all the time.

These two very different practices will also have markedly different metabolic effects. While intermittent fasting will not slow down your metabolism, constantly starving will, over time, slow it down.

Coach Brenda Zorn live!

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Gene helped humans adapt to higher-carb world

But 50% of us don’t have it

Over on The Diet Doctor, a new genetic study by researchers at the University College London released early this month, shows that half of us don’t have the gene required for efficient blood glucose regulation in a high-carb diet.

Megan Ramos and coach Jeff McCann live

Megan will be live on Facebook July 4th at 4 pm ET to talk with Jeff about his fat feasting event at Ketofest

Fasting and Low-Carb tips for women with Megan Ramos

Megan was recently a guest on the Women N Wellness podcast.

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Having been on Metformin and other meds for the past 10 years, recently realizing I was insulin resistant, decided the only way to loose weight was to go on an all water fast so since my doctor had never heard of either a water fast or an intermittant fast, decided to go it alone. I live in Thailand and the doctor was clueless about this method of weight loss. I decided to start this so I stop taking all medication and went cold turkey as it were. Figured once I got into Ketosis, the body would take over and would… Read more »